Ten-Second Takeaway

Namma CrossFit brings its Work Out Of The Day to Koramangala, Residency Road and RMV Dollars Colony, in addition to Cunningham Road. So you really have no more excuses now.

Unleash The Beast

Oh, so you’ve still not gone to a CrossFit session? Shame on you. OK, maybe we’ll be slightly less harsh. How about: Oh, you must go to a CrossFit class; it’s great fun! Better right? And something I truly believe. While the gym and running tracks needn’t be discarded completely, my experience with CrossFit truly changed my mind about working out. Apart from Cunningham Road, the alternate fitness space is also at

Start Easy

Gluttons for punishment, we went to check out the Koramangala branch. Abinav Shankar, one of the co-founders of Namma CrossFit, lead me through a class. And if that’s what ‘starting out’ is, then, let me warn you: Go with a head and heart that is super strong! After a few high-knee jumps and lunges, Abinav was raring to go. I was convinced the workout was finished. Alas, it was not! Next came squats. Not one, not ten, but 100! My glutes felt great even if they felt like they were ablaze. Then, for the upper body, came some dead lifts. But what was great was, after about 20 minutes of the WOD {Workout Of The Day, keep up folks!}, I was feeling that high which Abinav so often spoke of. It’s really invigorating.

Go All Out


When you’re a noob, they will push you and motivate you to the fullest, but what is great about all the trainers is that they know when you should stop. Expect to first kick off with burpees, squats, star and split jumps, push-ups and some amount of lifting. Then comes the big boys — Supine Rope Swings, Kettle Bell Swings, Wall Ball Shots and Plank Slaps. Intimidated? Us too! But with the great camaraderie forged among the trainers and trainees {after all, you won’t be alone in this endeavour!}, it’ll soon become something you want to go to. As Abinav says, “It stops becoming a workout at some point and it’ll become a way of life!”

Where: #6, 1st ‘C’ Main Road, Jakkasandra Extension, Sarjapur Main Road, Koramangala; The Ritz Carlton,99, Residency Road; 35/2, 5th Floor, Cunningham Road; 25-87, 2nd Cross Rd, HIG Colony, Nagashetty Halli, RMV 2nd Stage.

Price: INR 15,000 upwards for three months depending on the programme.

Contact: +91 8884462662

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